Bridge closed for safety reasons

Published 07/11/2012 | 09:41

A HISTORIC bridge on the road to Bellewstown has been closed with immediate effect after safety concerns were expressed.

Bellewstown Bridge, which is centuries old, was closed by Meath County Council due to 'structural concerns' last week.

As a result the L-561720 road has been closed to through traffic at the location. The council confirmed the road will remain closed as a precautionary measure until further notice.

'Meath County Council would like to thank road users for their cooperation,' they said in a statement.

An alternative route has been organised.

North Bound Traffic: Take the L-5617-10 eastward, at the next crosswords turn left onto the L-1615- 0, head north along this road until you reach the R-150-109, this is the end of the diversion

South Bound Traffic: Travel in an eastwardly direction along the R150-109, at the next junction turn right onto the L-1615-0, heading south along this road until the reach the next crossroads at this point turn right onto the L-5617-0, travelling in a westwardly you will reach the junction of the L-56172-0, this is the end of the diversion.

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